The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 39 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Retail 418 271 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.75% 4.04% 4.33%
As % of the General category 13.99% 12.36% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 297 196 298
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Retail
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2987 2193 2658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.08% 32.71% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2533 1776 2317
Average salary £41,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Retail
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region.

Retail Salary Trend in the North West

Retail
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Retail Salary Histogram in the North West

Retail
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 237 £37,500 -6.25% 37
Cheshire +5 80 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Merseyside +5 31 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Lancashire +13 28 £35,000 +1.44% 12
Cumbria - 5 - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 267 (31.49%) Finance
2 188 (22.17%) E-Commerce
3 172 (20.28%) SQL
4 169 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (19.81%) HTML
6 150 (17.69%) C#
7 147 (17.33%) CSS
8 145 (17.10%) SQL Server
9 144 (16.98%) .NET
9 144 (16.98%) Banking
10 130 (15.33%) JavaScript
11 122 (14.39%) Oracle
12 110 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
13 103 (12.15%) jQuery
13 103 (12.15%) Java
14 99 (11.67%) XML
15 98 (11.56%) Degree
16 91 (10.73%) Marketing
17 90 (10.61%) Web Services
18 88 (10.38%) Windows
19 87 (10.26%) Project Management
20 82 (9.67%) PHP
21 80 (9.43%) ASP.NET
22 75 (8.84%) PRINCE2
23 71 (8.37%) Linux
23 71 (8.37%) OO
24 69 (8.14%) MVC
25 67 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
25 67 (7.90%) Mentoring
26 64 (7.55%) T-SQL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (4.95%) CMS
2 29 (3.42%) IIS
3 26 (3.07%) Apache
4 17 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.00%) Umbraco
5 16 (1.89%) WordPress
6 12 (1.42%) SAS
7 11 (1.30%) JBoss
8 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.83%) Node.js
11 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.47%) CICS
12 4 (0.47%) nginx
13 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.35%) Drupal
13 3 (0.35%) Confluence
13 3 (0.35%) concrete5
13 3 (0.35%) Commerce Server
14 2 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 54 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.89%) Photoshop
3 20 (2.36%) MS Office
4 18 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (1.30%) FastStats
6 10 (1.18%) MS Project
7 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.47%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.24%) SPSS
9 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (4.72%) Oracle Retail
2 36 (4.25%) Magento
3 23 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (2.00%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.30%) SAP CRM
6 10 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (1.06%) SAP MM
7 9 (1.06%) SAP Retail
8 8 (0.94%) SAP WM
8 8 (0.94%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.83%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.83%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.83%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.71%) Sage 200
10 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.59%) Sage 50
12 4 (0.47%) HFM
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.35%) Office 365
1 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.77%) Wireless
2 13 (1.53%) Firewall
3 11 (1.30%) SMS
4 10 (1.18%) WAN
5 9 (1.06%) Broadband
6 8 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.94%) MPLS
6 8 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.83%) HTTP
8 5 (0.59%) RIP
8 5 (0.59%) LAN
8 5 (0.59%) OSPF
8 5 (0.59%) BGP
8 5 (0.59%) Junos
9 4 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.47%) ATM
9 4 (0.47%) DNS
10 3 (0.35%) SSL
10 3 (0.35%) Intranet
10 3 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (3.77%) MySQL
6 25 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (2.36%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.18%) DTS
14 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.94%) DB2
16 7 (0.83%) Big Data
16 7 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 31 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.07%) Selenium
4 24 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
5 18 (2.12%) ClearCase
6 15 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.30%) Subversion
7 11 (1.30%) Maven
7 11 (1.30%) Firebug
7 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (1.18%) WebDriver
8 10 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (0.94%) JIRA
9 8 (0.94%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (0.47%) LSMW
11 4 (0.47%) NUnit
11 4 (0.47%) QAComplete
11 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 267 (31.49%) Finance
2 144 (16.98%) Banking
3 91 (10.73%) Marketing
4 44 (5.19%) Retail Banking
5 31 (3.66%) Back Office
6 29 (3.42%) Financial Institution
7 27 (3.18%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.95%) Telecoms
9 22 (2.59%) Law
10 15 (1.77%) Billing
11 9 (1.06%) Advertising
12 7 (0.83%) Games
13 6 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.71%) German Language
13 6 (0.71%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.47%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Legal
15 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Front Office
16 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 255 (30.07%) Developer
2 121 (14.27%) Analyst
3 76 (8.96%) Consultant
4 67 (7.90%) Project Manager
5 55 (6.49%) Web Developer
6 42 (4.95%) Senior Developer
7 39 (4.60%) .NET Developer
8 37 (4.36%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.01%) Architect
10 32 (3.77%) Software Developer
10 32 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 29 (3.42%) Designer
12 28 (3.30%) Senior Manager
13 26 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
13 26 (3.07%) SAP Consultant
14 25 (2.95%) PHP Developer
15 24 (2.83%) Oracle Consultant
15 24 (2.83%) IT Project Manager
15 24 (2.83%) Junior
16 23 (2.71%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (19.81%) HTML
2 147 (17.33%) CSS
3 144 (16.98%) .NET
4 103 (12.15%) jQuery
5 99 (11.67%) XML
6 90 (10.61%) Web Services
7 80 (9.43%) ASP.NET
8 61 (7.19%) WCF
9 56 (6.60%) SOAP
10 48 (5.66%) CSS3
11 46 (5.42%) XSLT
12 38 (4.48%) .NET Framework
13 37 (4.36%) Middleware
14 34 (4.01%) HTML5
15 30 (3.54%) Spring
16 27 (3.18%) XHTML
17 24 (2.83%) Ajax
18 23 (2.71%) LINQ
18 23 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (2.59%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 110 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.42%) Mobile App
3 22 (2.59%) FMCG
4 21 (2.48%) User Experience
5 19 (2.24%) Social Media
6 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.65%) EPoS
8 14 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.65%) Photography
9 13 (1.53%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.53%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.42%) Copywriting
11 10 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.94%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.71%) Blog
13 6 (0.71%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.71%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.71%) Open Source
14 4 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 88 (10.38%) Windows
2 71 (8.37%) Linux
3 52 (6.13%) UNIX
4 19 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.77%) Android
6 14 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.47%) zOS
13 3 (0.35%) Solaris
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (22.17%) E-Commerce
2 169 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (10.26%) Project Management
4 75 (8.84%) PRINCE2
5 71 (8.37%) OO
6 69 (8.14%) MVC
7 67 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 67 (7.90%) Mentoring
8 59 (6.96%) Analytics
8 59 (6.96%) ITIL
9 54 (6.37%) Risk Management
10 52 (6.13%) Customer Engagement
11 49 (5.78%) Waterfall
12 47 (5.54%) TDD
13 44 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (5.07%) Scrum
15 40 (4.72%) Logistics
16 38 (4.48%) Pay per click
16 38 (4.48%) Web Development
17 37 (4.36%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 172 (20.28%) SQL
2 150 (17.69%) C#
3 130 (15.33%) JavaScript
4 103 (12.15%) Java
5 82 (9.67%) PHP
6 64 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 34 (4.01%) PL/SQL
8 32 (3.77%) VB
9 30 (3.54%) C
10 28 (3.30%) C++
11 14 (1.65%) ABAP
12 12 (1.42%) Ruby
12 12 (1.42%) XPath
13 11 (1.30%) PHP5
14 8 (0.94%) VBA
14 8 (0.94%) COBOL
15 7 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.83%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.71%) VB6
17 5 (0.59%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 98 (11.56%) Degree
2 54 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.18%) CISSP
4 20 (2.36%) ISEB
5 19 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (2.00%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.65%) CISM
7 14 (1.65%) ISSAP
7 14 (1.65%) ISSMP
8 9 (1.06%) CISA
9 8 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.59%) CCNA
11 5 (0.59%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.59%) LPIC
12 4 (0.47%) PMP
12 4 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.30%) SLA
2 23 (2.71%) QA
3 13 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.71%) COBIT
6 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.35%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.59%) XenApp
5 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.47%) vSphere
5 4 (0.47%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.24%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.12%) Xen
8 1 (0.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.83%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.47%) EdgeSight
3 3 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.24%) Plesk
4 2 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.24%) OpenView
5 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 122 (14.39%) Oracle
2 62 (7.31%) Microsoft
3 43 (5.07%) SAP
4 29 (3.42%) Google
5 25 (2.95%) IBM
6 19 (2.24%) Cisco
6 19 (2.24%) Teradata
7 15 (1.77%) Fujitsu
8 11 (1.30%) VMware
8 11 (1.30%) Sage
8 11 (1.30%) HP
8 11 (1.30%) Citrix
9 9 (1.06%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.06%) Facebook
9 9 (1.06%) Twitter
10 8 (0.94%) Sybase
10 8 (0.94%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.71%) Telerik
12 6 (0.71%) Hyperion
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Assurant Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester
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Blackburn, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum +
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Lancashire
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Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + bonus + bens
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Bury
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + bens + bonus
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Bury
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits and bonus
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Salford, Lancashire
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Manchester
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Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
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Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Bonus
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Salary: £18k - 20k per year
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Manchester
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + pension, 28 days' holiday, healthcare
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